Bird Child (

by Nan Forler

Enemy Pie (2000)

by Derek Munson (Author), Tara Calahan King (Illustrator)

Amazon.com blurb:  It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

The Invisible Boy (

by Patrice Barton


The Juice Box Bully:  Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others

by Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy (Authors), Kim Shaw (Illustrator)

Author’s website:  Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete’s new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about “The Promise”. Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make “The Promise”? Read The Juice Box Bully to find out!

The Recess Queen (2002)

by Alexis O’Neill (Author), Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator)

Amazon.com blurb:  A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story’s deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)

Mean Jean was Recess Queen
and nobody said any different.
Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung.
Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked.
Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced.
If kids ever crossed her, she’d push ’em and smoosh ’em
lollapaloosh ’em, hammer ’em, slammer ’em
kitz and kajammer ’em.
Until a new kid came to school!
With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.

Sheila Rae, the Brave (

by Kevin Henkes

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun:  Having the Courage to Be Who You Are (2008)

by Maria Dismondy (Author), Kim Shaw (Illustrator)

Author’s website: “Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in a big, bad mood!”  How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders?  Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and to be proud of themselves even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (2001)

by Patty Lovell (Author), David Catrow (Illustrator)

Amazon.com blurb:  Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn’t mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.

But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.

Stick and Stone (2015)

by Beth Ferry (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

Amazon.com blurb: When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?
Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare.